Kudos to Ringwood Garden Club members

| 29 Sep 2011 | 03:27

Pamela Tokarczuk, executive director of Van Dyk at Bald Eagle Commons and president of the Ringwood Garden Club, recently received the Tribute to Women in Industry Award which is sponsored by the YWCA of Bergen County The award honors outstanding women who have made significant contributions to their companies. As president of the Ringwood Garden Club, Tokarczuk also garnered a silver trophy from The Garden Club of New Jersey for the club’s involvement in civic beautification in Ringwood, Wanaque and West Milford, in addition to awards for the largest increase in club membership, the club’s yearbook and press book. The Ringwood club placed highly in the 115 clubs that are sponsored by the garden clubs throughout the state. Renate Gudat and Barbara Sanford, club members, led a therapeutic planting session at the Lakeland Healthcare Center. Window boxes were filled with colorful annuals by the residents and were subsequently placed in the patio on the grounds. Recent well-received programs given by Sue Shutte on the history of the landscaping of Ringwood Manor and a power point presentation by Pat Burke of Bartlett Tree Experts on the mature trees in the Ringwood area were among highlights of the club year. The board will meet over the summer to determine programs for the upcoming club year in September.